Bug#396648: ITP: rt73 -- Linux device driver for Ralink RT73 a/b/g WLAN Card
Owner: Piotr Roszatycki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : rt73
Upstream author : Paul Lin <email@example.com>
Version : 18.104.22.168
* URL : http://www.ralinktech.com/drivers/Linux/RT73_Linux_STA_Drv22.214.171.124.tar.gz
* License : GPL
Programming Lang: C
Description : Linux device driver for Ralink RT73 a/b/g WLAN Card
I am the owner of USB-stick Wi-Fi network interface (Edimax EW-7318Ug). The
only working driver is Ralink RT73 original driver. I'd like to see this driver
in Debian distribution.
I want to provide rt73-source package which is compatible with
module-assistant. The resulting package (rt73-module-$VERSION) contains
rt73.ko driver. The driver loads firmware from separate file and has included
the blob with the default firmware if separate file is not available.
I think the driver can go to contrib with removed the blob from its sources
and with the firmware rt73.bin file can go to non-free as rt73-firmware package.
The rt73.bin file is marked as GPL. There is no real source code included but
this license implies that it is redistributable file at least as non-free.